The Swedish government and the EU have set high targets for reducing climate impact. The transportation sector accounts for about 30 percent of CO2 emissions in Sweden and the volume of road freight is increasing. Rail companies and well-established road-freight carriers who wish to invest in both the environment and sound working conditions for drivers are facing stiff price competition. Green Cargo is working with our partners to establish a freight industry that — we who operate and those who engage us — can all be proud of.
More than 90 percent of Green Cargo’s rail freight operations are carried out by electric trains, about 5 percent by diesel trains and a couple of percent by truck. Our use of hydroelectric power and low rolling resistance steel wheels are resulting in near-zero climate impact. Green Cargo is the sole provider of nationwide freight transportation with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation’s Good Environmental Choice ecolabel.